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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley reveals The Renee Parsons girls award winners

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley has announced the sixth annual Renee Parsons Girls Leadership & Excellence Award recipients. Established by Scottsdale resident, businesswoman and …

Influencer fighing anti-Semitism comes to Scottsdale for Leadership Tea

The Phoenix Women’s Division of American Friends of Magen David Adom is hosting a Leadership Tea in Scottsdale on Sunday, April 23. The event features Lizzy Savetsky, a social media fashion …

Bicyclist dies in Scottsdale following crash

A bicyclist died Friday morning in Scottsdale after being struck by a vehicle at 95th Street and Dynamite, police said. The roadway was closed for an investigation but has reopened. Police said …
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Attorney Zora Manjencich joins Scottsdale law firm

Radix Law welcomes its newest partner Zora Manjencich to the firm. Manjencich joins Radix following eight years with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where she served in various …


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Mental Health

Stigma of mental health slowly dissipates

If your mental state has made it difficult to do well at work or school, you’re not alone. It is estimated about one in five U.S. adults suffers from a diagnosable disorder in a given year. …

Scottsdale students raise money and necessities for those in need

When the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria last month, Alexa Sypel and Emma Treat wanted to do something about the situation.So the two eighth-graders at the International School of …

Scottsdale City Council replaces 68th Street traffic lanes for bike lanes

Cars are out and bikes are in on 68th Street between Indian School and Thomas Roads. The city council voted 4-3 during its March 21 meeting to remove one lane of traffic in each direction and …
Real Estate

Scottsdale estate listed for $4.9 million in Silverleaf neighborhood

A Scottsdale home has been put up for sale for $4.9 million by Coldwell Banker Realty. The home, at 10234 E. Journey Lane, in Scottsdale, sits on an approximately three-quarter-acre lot and is …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility

Schwartz: EPCOR water solution best for Rio Verde Foothills, Scottsdale

Not one drop of Scottsdale’s water nor one cent of Scottsdale’s budget is needed to help the residents of Rio Verde Foothills however a solution to provide them water still alludes …
Larry F. Waldman

Waldman: Helpful tips on managing anxiety

Anxiety is the second most common form of mental health disorder, next to depression. In many cases, though, depressed individuals also struggle with anxiety and many anxious people frequently …

Holt: HB 2404 misunderstands the franchise business model

Franchising is often misunderstood. While generally thought of as only quick service restaurants, the franchise model boasts businesses from birdfeed to scrap metal stores and home healthcare to …
Suzanne Klapp

Klapp: ‘Billionaires Tax’ is back on the table and we are also on the menu

Here we go again. In another attempt to squeeze more dollars from the American people and into the hands of federal bureaucrats, the administration is yet again pushing their so-called …

Alper: Jim Bruner’s must-read Scottsdale book

My friend Jim Bruner has written a biography that’s a must-read for those of us who love Scottsdale. Jim’s impressive hard-cover book, “Behind the Scenes,” is fun to read, …

Martin: Make the tax code fair for everyone

President Biden has released his new budget. Among his many priorities, a huge one is making the tax code fairer for everyday Americans. I agree and there are two things Congress could do right …

Whitehead: Scottsdale, county IGA should be reconsidered

Last Friday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted down the intergovernmental agreement to deliver water to the unincorporated residents in Rio Verde Foothills. This is the second time …

Fudala: Memorial for the Fallen represents the best of Scottsdale

As a Scottsdale community historian, I’ve had the privilege of researching and sharing Scottsdale veterans’ history at events, meetings and in history columns. I’ve made it my …

Scheck: The secret life of trash

Not so secret is that a minimum of 1,500 tons, 3 million pounds of trash enter the Salt River Landfill per day. The landfill will hit capacity by 2035 and it may be sooner depending on what we do …

Rogers: Partisan headline not wanted in Scottsdale Independent

First, I want to tell you that I generally enjoy reading your articles and I think you provide a wealth of good information to the local Scottsdale community. Thank you for that. That said, you …
Calendar of events
SFE Future Foodies is a new nutrition education program for K-12 students.

Southwest Foodservice Excellence launches SFE Future Foodies

From the classroom to cafeteria, students will get an in-depth look at their food with SFE Future Foodies, a new nutrition education program from Southwest Foodservice Excellence, a national …
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board recently had mixed reactions to pursuing an anti-vaping resolution.

Scottsdale Unified reaches settlement in multi-district Juul Labs lawsuit

Scottsdale Unified School District has approved a settlement and release of claims as part of a multi-district lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc. for its manufacturing and distribution of electronic cigarettes and vapes.
Scottsdale Unified School District officially selected its new superintendent after the Governing Board extended a contract to Dr. Scott Menzel at its March 17 meeting.

Scottsdale Schools leaders to pursue social media lawsuit

The Scottsdale Unified School District is preparing to join a lawsuit against social media platforms for its impact to students’ mental health.
Gateway Academy is holding a STEAM summer camp June 5-30 for grades 6 through 12. Gateway is an academy for students on the autism spectrum.

Gateway Academy holds STEAM summer camp

Just because the traditional school year ends, it doesn’t mean that opportunities to learn and grow should end either. With that spirit in mind, Gateway Academy, which serves students on the …

Notre Dame Prep cheer team first in national championship

The Notre Dame Prep cheer team placed first in the United Spirit Association National Championships held Feb. 24–26 in Anaheim, Calif. The Saints cheer team won the category of Large Varsity …
Scottsdale Entertainment
Join a two-mile bike ride from Mountain View Park to Mustang Library on April 1 for the inaugural Bike to Read event in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale hosts first-ever ‘Ride to Read’ event

Scottsdale Public Library and the city’s transportation and street department invites the public to celebrate Bike Month with a new event, Ride to Read. The two-mile family-friendly bike …
An 'Intimate Look In' exhibit featuring the works of Cam deCaussin and Marilyn Szabo will be showing through April 2, at Royse Contemporary, 7077 E. Main Street., Suite 6, Scottsdale.

Royse Contemporary to host ArT PaRtY, March 23

The public is invited to an ArT PaRtY, hosted by Royse Contemporary, with art, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to meet the featured artists from 6 to 9 p.m., March 23.
Southwest Shakespeare is bringing the hilarious comedy “The Alchemist” to Taliesin West April 13 - 16.

Southwest Shakespeare brings ‘The Alchemist' to Taliesin West

Southwest Shakespeare is bringing the hilarious comedy “The Alchemist” to Taliesin West April 13 - 16. Set in London during the plague of the 1600s, “The Alchemist” is an …
The Valley of the Sun JCC's Family Fun Weekend will have a dance, 5K and superhero run.

Family weekend with The J coming up April 1–2

The Valley of the Sun JCC in Scottsdale will host a special “Family Fun Weekend” on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. The public is invited to attend, both members and non-members. …
The Scottsdale Philharmonic announces Program for May 7 Concert with a Masterpiece of Russian Music as well as a special tribute to jazz great Louis Armstrong.

Scottsdale Philharmonic offers Russian masterpiece, tribute to Louis Armstrong

The Scottsdale Philharmonic has announced the musical program for its next concert on May 7, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, 7380 East Second St. Led by Principal …
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